Giovannina Russo

8 March 1896–1 December 1986 (Age 90)
Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States

The Life of Giovannina

Giovannina Russo was born on 8 March 1896, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States. She married Gaetano Vasta on 15 April 1913, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 1 December 1986, in The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States, at the age of 90.

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Family Time Line

Gaetano Vasta
1888–
Giovannina Russo
1896–1986
Marriage: 15 April 1913
Vincent Joseph Vasta
1914–1992

Spouse and Children

    Gaetano Vasta

    Male1888–Male

    Female1896–1986Female

MARRIAGE
15 April 1913
Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
children

(1)

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 17

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.
1920

Age 24

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

Italian: from the personal name Russo, southern variant of Rosso , a nickname for someone with red hair, a red beard, or a ruddy complexion.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

  • Jennie Vasta in household of Frank Vasta, "United States Census, 1940"

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